The Center of Excellence in Planning (CEP) is a private, non-profit organization supporting the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism (UAUIM) in its international educational and research activities. CEP was founded by internationally recognized Romanian planners and the University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu” (UAUIM), which houses CEP’s activities in its Moxa Street facility in Bucharest. The Center is financed from project-specific funds, grants, donations and students’ tuition.
To promote urban development excellence in Eastern Europe and the Balkans and to take the best urban development ideas to action.
To develop cooperation relationships in urban development with Western Europe, the United States and Asia.
To offer advanced educational programs in urban development (planning and real estate) in the region and to raise a young generation of expert planners and developers.
CEP has top Romanian urban planners and researchers in charge on its three programs: educational, research, and publishing, along with administrative, accounting and legal services.
Future of Cities Program: Arina Dordea, Urban Planner, Bucharest
From Ideas to Action Program: Mircea Enache, Ph.D., Urban Planner, Washington and Bucharest
ASURED Program: Alexandra Coltos, Urban Planner, Bucharest
Research Program: Catalin Sarbu, Ph.D., Urban Planner and Researcher, UAUIM
CEP Executive Staff
Director: Mircea Enache, Ph.D.
Urban Planner, Washington and Bucharest
Deputy Director: Andreea Popa. Ph.D.
Urban Planner and Researcher, UAUIM
General Secretary: Alina Muresan – Iuga
Urban Planner, Bucharest
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CEP ASURED Advisory Board
CEP has an international Board of Directors, and a network of international associate researchers, keynote speakers and visiting fellows.
Peter Ache | Dr. rer-pol., Professor, Radboud University
Vladimir Arsene | President, Westfourth Architecture
Andrei Bejenaru | CEO, ALLTROM Group [Multinational]
Radu Boitan | RICS Romania
Uwe Brandes | Executive Dir., Urban Program Georgetown University
Raul Doicescu | President, BOGART Construction Company
Mihaela Geoană [architect] | Aspen Institute Romania
Tomas Hanell | Researcher, Aalto University, Helsinky
Anca Ginavar | Director, Ministry of Development, Romania
Răzvan Iorgu | Managing Director, CBRE Romania